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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far away
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

In an article published today in the journal Science, the Pierre Auger Collaboration has […]

Physicists publish new findings on electron emission
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Even more than 100 years after Einstein's explanation of photoemission the process of electron […]

Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to […]

Gravitational waves may oscillate, just like neutrinos
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—Using data from the first-ever gravitational waves detected last year, along with […]